The mechanical team is the largest of the three technology teams practicing patent solicitation. The team annually files approximately 500 U.S. and 400 foreign patent applications for mechanical inventions in various industries, including aerospace; textiles; construction; papermaking; medical devices; consumer products packaging (durable, sterile, loss-control); child safety products; and metalworking.
Our team’s reputation is built on high-quality, original patent applications in exceedingly sophisticated technologies, including friction stir welding, low-gravity cryogenic fuel tank construction, jet engine fan blade metallurgy, plasma arc cutting and machine tool design. In addition to these specialty areas, we are also versed in more traditional technologies, such as papermaking, textiles and the machinery associated with these industries. We also have significant experience in most aspects of consumer packaging products, including paperboard composite containers, film packaging products, shrinkage reduction, and label manufacture.
The mechanical team also encompasses our design patent team, which has been integral in helping clients secure ornamental, nonfunctional design patent protection for their products. We also lead the nation in the number of furniture design patents obtained; beyond furniture, our group prepares a significant number of design patent applications for a wide range of products that includes sports equipment, housings for electrical and mechanical devices and product containers.